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asciilifeform: !Q later tell phf lemme know if you want the magic pill recipe + patched flashrom util for c101pa .
lobbesbot: asciilifeform: The operation succeeded.
asciilifeform: oh hey bot alive, nice
asciilifeform: ^ afaik phf is currently the only other l1 fella with this iron
asciilifeform: !#s seen phf
asciilifeform: !#seen phf
a111: 2018-08-23 <phf> 1st of emigres to go straight into natostan * were serious world-class talent, others worked cashier jobs
asciilifeform: possibly still at sea
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: is 'egon wheels' a back alley pill pusher ?
asciilifeform: somehow i can't picture him as anyffing else
mircea_popescu: read it outloud lol
mircea_popescu: in random lulz : i re-watched flawless (of fame) and omfg is it a piece of agitprop to make sovfilm proud! the drag queen may be a female impersonator, but the "retired hero cop" (ie, very much a type character) "is a male impersonator". because see, gender ideals ar
mircea_popescu: e just that, ideals, AND THEREFORE WONT YOU AGREE FAGGOTS ARE HUMAN TOO!!!
mircea_popescu: it really should be watched side to side with (a deeply religious piece about how whores aren't all thart cool and die for it whereas worthless "good" girlie's a very unique being that every male gotta worship!!!)
mircea_popescu: vhs america might be ridoinculous enough, in its evanescent existence in the mind of a very selected few (principally, sovblok immigrants) ; but "cultural marxism" america is holy shit hysterical.
mircea_popescu: to a large degree for the same fgucking reason, i suppose : that it only ever existed in the mind of a very select few, who however didn't have the excuse of poverty, or of distance, or of so very many other things that protect the rusophone moron from the full brunt of his wilful stupidity.
mircea_popescu: the cab driver with a leningrad doctorate, gone to new york to "this is america!" is almost endearing ; the iowa farm girl gone to new york to "i r become a writer" is just...
diana_coman: in other travelling news: child was asked what did he see in costa rica? and he answered truthfully : he saw...Hannah aka hanbot
diana_coman: I can't say I don't see his logic there
diana_coman: from his point of view and at further prodding it sort of turned out that monkeys are funny, macaws are nice and the ocean + sand ok but by far the most interesting and important is meeting Hannah
mircea_popescu: ehehe HE IS RIGHT! in spite of his young years!
diana_coman: I'm actually impressed that the chateaubriand did not feature on 2nd place at least, lol
mircea_popescu: see asciilifeform ? it keeps happening!
asciilifeform: which it
asciilifeform eats log..
mircea_popescu: "i met hanbot ; life changed thereon
asciilifeform just woke up, finished disentangling cabling from last night
a111: Logged on 2018-09-08 14:34 mircea_popescu: the cab driver with a leningrad doctorate, gone to new york to "this is america!" is almost endearing ; the iowa farm girl gone to new york to "i r become a writer" is just...
mircea_popescu: in the sense junkie similar to junkie.
asciilifeform: well yes
asciilifeform: sometimes ~entirely identical -- i recall reading of one physics d00d who was convinced that he will 'get rich' in nyc, selling... poetry
hanbot: lol diana_coman ! kiddo's expertly-annunciated "a bit!" lives on in daily interjection here.
mircea_popescu: hanbot somewhat!
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: hah, pretty interesting : the dram turds differ by... 3 bytes
mircea_popescu: well then!
diana_coman: hanbot, lol!
mircea_popescu: i's true, actually. QUITE A LOT!
diana_coman: this reminds of that time when they had a "drama taster" at nursery and I asked him whether he liked it: "I liked it; a bit; not as much as playing with the hammer!"
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform amusingly enough, i knew a chick like that ; she was going to get her big break in poetry IN CLUJ
mircea_popescu: at a time if you put the whole population in a shaking machine you wouldn't have likely shaken a million loose.
mircea_popescu: kids that grow up like c.s.lewis, ie forsaken, end up with a sorely overgrown notion of the importance of the self.
asciilifeform: i suspect you can get moar 'big break' selling wine to winos, than the written word, in whatever form
mircea_popescu: but people WANT TO "big break" from "writing". it's sorta like women who aspire to be paid for fucking.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: i find it interesting that ww1 didn't cure him
mircea_popescu: if i were a snail, i suppose i also would want to be paid for leaving slime trails.
asciilifeform: ( then again , spain did not cure orwell )
asciilifeform: orwell was ~nearly~ cured, but german sniper aimed a bit low
deedbot: << Trilema - Say Mr... why is your name Popescu ?
asciilifeform: paulgraham -- before turning into the infamous huckster -- had a piece where 'which biznis should you get into if you LUVV gardening?' '...recovering data from damaged hard disks!'
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: plox to expand ?
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform that's terrible advice. "recovering data from damaged hard disks" is a "business" in the sense "painting and decorating boobies" is a business. nobody gets boobies anymore on account of bacterial diseases being exticnt.
asciilifeform: as i understand , it was a perfectly decent meatgrinder, 'speshul snowflake'-eater
mircea_popescu: and i'll expand, but read the references first.
asciilifeform read, believe or not, whole thing
asciilifeform: but how was 'throwing curve'
mircea_popescu: well ? "don't attack enemy lest he attacks back" localized peace somehow sums up to a war over the interval ?
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: when pg wrote this, in late '90s, hdd surgery was still a seller's market
mircea_popescu: incidentally, you know who n p billing was ?
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: 'local peace' would go, for, what, week at a time ? before somebody cuts loose
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: dun think so?
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform he said it is a ~business~. it's not a business. if tomorrow civilisation ends scavenging its remais will be a large activity, but still not a business. "business" means something!
mircea_popescu: billing was this fellow who famously sued a bunch of establishment faggots over his theory that faggot conspiracy is the cause of ww1 failure.
mircea_popescu: somewhat like "reddit" umm how did the expression go...
lobbesbot: Logged on 2018-08-05 07:31:20: <Tyrantelf20> Read what IRC investigative journalists have uncovered on the freenode pedophilia scandal
mircea_popescu: so : something i nthe vein of reddit investigative journalists uncovering the pizza hut hilary clinton pedophilia scandal, if you recall that.
asciilifeform: 'In Lesbian ecstasy the most sacred secrets of the state were threatened' << lol!!
asciilifeform: loox like a moar erudite ver of the pizza folx, yes
mircea_popescu: it's fundamentally what it is, "confederacy" of "independent" men alone going at teh establishment. the dent they make always takes the same shape
mircea_popescu: it's approximatelly an L
mircea_popescu: it'd seem self-evident that if a buncha doods carrying an L etched on their forehead go banging their heads on a chunk of concrete insistently enough in large enough groups, the L will eventually to some degree and under some lights transfer.
mircea_popescu: yet somehow, never self-evident to the pizza folks.
asciilifeform: i'm not even convinced that billing's 'britain run by fags' thing were untrue. but the part where it is 'from german wreckers' is pretty rich
mircea_popescu: but this is precisely how it goes!
mircea_popescu: you know for a fact pantsuited hilarity traded in children. the part where it was run from a pizzeria in wash dc... well...
asciilifeform: see also the 'elders of zion' mega-bestseller.
asciilifeform: imho the canonical example.
asciilifeform: idjit peasant cannot invent devils that 'can only see through microscope', he has never laid hands on microscope. so they will inevitably be devils that you 'can see' by rubbing chicken shit in yer eyes.
mircea_popescu: economics disposes : the dynasty was hannoverian ; at the time cheap fuckmeat was both prettier (ie, higher quality) and cheaper had in rural hannover than in rural lancastershire. so unsurprisingly, cousin bob fucked little boys at cousin joe's house, rather than the reverse.
mircea_popescu: if you live in miami and your cousin lives in akron, it'll be he who comes to your studio for doing coke, not you to his.
mircea_popescu: thus therefore, the fecalscopy scientists identified "german subversion plot".
asciilifeform: with the predictable results, aha
asciilifeform: btw observe that errything pertaining to royal collusion with germany, in both wars, still Official Seekrit in britain
asciilifeform: ('until 2050' or how it went)
asciilifeform: see also 'suicide' of rudolf hess.
asciilifeform brb,teatime
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform but let's continue the "do you knows" then. ever heard of one j. r. davis ?
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: nein
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: all i see is 1st para
asciilifeform: 'A man killed by a train in The Dalles in mid-August had a Youtube following and was a “minor celebrity” in the computer world for doing the Herculean task of writing his own operating system, a fan said...'
mircea_popescu: i would suppose it wasn't so much suicide as the train failing to correctly play the part fucktard assigned it in fucktard's own WoWoW.
asciilifeform: d00d was, supposedly, certifiably schizo
asciilifeform: so entirely possib
asciilifeform: in usa these figure prominently in pedestrian splats
mircea_popescu: like all the rest of them. just as certified schizo.
a111: Logged on 2018-08-10 01:23 rain2: yep just poking around online
asciilifeform: they poke, poke, until 5000 volts.
mircea_popescu: hence, "train failed to correctly play the part tard assigned it"
asciilifeform: aha, prolly thought 'i'ma push it aside with little finger'
asciilifeform: the interesting bit is, the os, was actually novel/interesting in aspects -- e.g. implemented the ~only~ known example of
asciilifeform: the sad bit, tho, is that he gave up pretty early on re: actually making the thing boot on physical iron. erry copy i got hold of, ran in vmware strictly.
mircea_popescu: i recall.
asciilifeform: that was his first, and from my pov, really the last, splat, against the wall
asciilifeform: (rather than the train)
asciilifeform: e.g. gabriel_laddel, then proceeded to re-enact the same splat
asciilifeform: 'if i close eyes wall will surely vanish'
asciilifeform: it's a remarkably common failure mode.
asciilifeform: ( i can see why asciilifeform's approach, 'dig for years with a spoon, maybe eventually make hole' is not 'sexy' and does not appeal. but it imho beats splat. )
mircea_popescu: depends on how precious you think yourself.
mircea_popescu: "I am not to be common, Kyle, ok? I am a creature like no other. I know that. I am a creature like no other. And I will not -- I willnot be common. "
asciilifeform: lol i just today reread that one
mircea_popescu: well ? slow approaches that work may well be "too common".
mircea_popescu: god knows it's been the recorded problem of teenaged boys throughout civilisation.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: i think it is clear that if digger aint willing to contemplate 'maybe i die before hole, but next one will dig, cross the barbed wire over my corpse' will dig no serious holes.
mircea_popescu: or rather, will dig no holes in any serious matter.
asciilifeform: well yes, will dig until 'too hard' and go gabriel_laddel'ing somewhere.
asciilifeform: 'iron phobia' is endemic in programmer types.
asciilifeform: esp. the ones who ended up in the trade to begin with 'because easier'
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: upstack : so who was j r davis ?
mircea_popescu: fellow who was ambushed by a bunch of "hardened criminals", killed seven out of two revolvers and four more with his knife. the rest took to flight.
mircea_popescu: the two other guys he had with him died.
asciilifeform: oh was this the new york subway pistolero ?
mircea_popescu: nah, san francisco.
asciilifeform: aa nyc was one bernhard goetz
mircea_popescu: "what happens when cinema warband encounters man who didn't take A-team shooting class"
asciilifeform: two revolvers, hah. did he shoot 'macedonian style' i wonder
mircea_popescu: ~inexplicably lose election, more or less.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform melee range in trained hands, firearms are pretty deadly.
mircea_popescu: !Qcalc 7/12
lobbesbot: mircea_popescu: 0.583333333333
a111: Logged on 2018-08-20 18:48 mircea_popescu: do you realise less than one in a million hits anything these days ?! never has the quarry/bullet relationship been this tenuous.
asciilifeform: pistolero at swords range not really comparable to grunts 'spray and pray', no
asciilifeform: recall the 'small bullets' thread. brass recognized that 'they dun aim anyway, let's give'em tiny bullets, why not'
mircea_popescu: i expect they get a "pew pew pew!" audio attachment next.
asciilifeform: after ford's 'simulated engine revv' audio thing, wouldn't surprise me
asciilifeform: ( or ipnoje's infamous 'camera shutter sound' )
asciilifeform: !#s skeumorphism
a111: 4 results for "skeumorphism",
asciilifeform: ^ see also
asciilifeform: upstack, for the curious , unsurprisingly no answer.
a111: Logged on 2018-09-07 23:46 asciilifeform: asked in the derp chan, , just on the off chance, but i expect 0 answer beyond the usual amstan type , i.e. 'fuck off and eat vendor liquishit'
asciilifeform: if anybody other than us is diddling the thing, they're staying mum
mircea_popescu: in today's wonderment, why the FUCK is it i can say sed 's%x%y%g' or sed 's^p^q^g' but can NOT say awk '%a%,%b%' ?!
mircea_popescu: what sort of morons are these, who a. pick a FIXED magic character which then they make equal to b. THE MOST COMMON FUCKING PUNCTUATION IN THE UNIVERSE
mircea_popescu: who thinks like this ?!
asciilifeform: hey sed and awk written by different 'man alones', so big fat surprise they use incompatible inbandisms
mircea_popescu: sed's is correct.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: you and i may be the last folx still using sed and awk, they gathered dust since perlism plague began
mircea_popescu: having / as a magical character should be a execution squad offence.
a111: Logged on 2018-09-08 17:45 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: you and i may be the last folx still using sed and awk, they gathered dust since perlism plague began
diana_coman: -> I might as well mention then that I will redirect noobs to #ossasepia where they can perhaps attempt to learn something or otherwise get banned
a111: Logged on 2018-09-07 13:24 mircea_popescu: << plox not to do this "who are you" upping anymore.
mircea_popescu: diana_coman sounds like a plan.
asciilifeform: << update : flashing in the uboot with the dram turd from vendor fw, did nothing detectable
a111: Logged on 2018-09-08 15:37 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: hah, pretty interesting : the dram turds differ by... 3 bytes
mircea_popescu: teh onions!
asciilifeform: well, can rule out dram init
mod6: Hi all, I wanted to get some review, on this manifest file that would be introduced into trb. It would be placed inside the 'bitcoin' directory along the 'Makefile' and 'src' directories. It follows trinque's proposal here:
mod6: mircea_popescu asciilifeform trinque ben_vulpes ; et. al. ^
mod6: Thoughts?
mod6: Also, the name of the file would be 'manifest.txt'.
mircea_popescu: i dun see a problem, tbh
asciilifeform: meanwhile, uncrated chinese peltier, ~$1. thing gives a microwatt or so simply sitting on a desk. impressive.
mod6: mircea_popescu: cool, thx for checking it out
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform not bad!
BingoBoingo: Power from just sitting on alf's desk is how cult legends get started
mod6: :]
mircea_popescu: gotta also take into account his desk is special.
BingoBoingo: Of course. It's alf's desk
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